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Jul 8, 2011 3:00pm EDT
richard engle joins us now from cairo. when mubarak stepped down, they promised change, so why have the protesters returned to the square? >> well, the protesters are back out, and they are still in the square right now, ezra, because they don't feel that they have seen the change. there have been a lot of promises, but still, president mubarak has not been put on trial. most of the top security officials have not been forced to resign or been sent to prison as the protesters would like to see. so they came out today in force, and by some estimates they were in the square for most of the day and there were perhaps 100,000 people or more than 100,000 people, and they say it is the start of the second continuous revolution until they demands are met. >> looking at the remarkable photos of the masses, and 100,000 seems completely believable, but how long do they plan to have the protest? it is planned or little more organic than that? >> well, it is definitely organized. it is unclear how many people will actually stay in the square. tonight is the first night, so there are many of thousan
Jul 11, 2011 2:00pm EDT
government for their slow response to protect the embassy. nbc news foreign correspondent richard engle joining us live in cairo. richard, break it down for us, what took place when this mob of protesters attacked the u.s. embassy in syria, and what is the motivation to do it now? >> these protesters are all in support of the regime of syrian president bashar al assad, and there is a campaign in the u.s. and the french ambassadors particularly after the two ambassadors went to the city of hama friday and there to witness and show solidarity to protesters who were going out against the regime. state media in syria which is controlled by the government has been very angrily denouncing those visits and angrily denouncing the u.s. ambassador personally, and it appears that it was the calls on the state television if not a even more directed campaign by the government that brought the demonstrators out today. they arrived by the busload. witnesses say that four buses came. they drove up in front of the u.s. embassy in downtown damascus, and they were carrying big syrian flags, and many people tried
Jul 11, 2011 3:00pm EDT
of ambassador who they described as a dog. richard engle is joining us live from cairo. richard? >> this was a menacing act by supporters of the government, but it was mostly symbolic according to u.s. officials. american diplomatic personnel were never in any serious or imminent danger. these thugs were bussed in by four buses, and they got out in front of the u.s. bembassy and prepared with large syrian flags, and they tried to break through very thick security glass and shattering the security glass, but not able to break through it. that glass is designed not to actually break, but it did splinter apart. there was also an attack on the french embassy, a similar scene there, but french officials, french security personnel had to fire some warning shots in the air. this outburst against the u.s. and french embassies, this anger was apparently inspired by reports in the syrian media, and syrian media backed by the government which has been having an aggressive campaign against the u.s. and french embassies in damascus after the two ambassadors of those countries, the u.s. ambas
Jul 11, 2011 10:00am EDT
. >> breaking news out of syria, richard engle with that. thank you. >>> frienting moments in iraq today as leon panetta arrives as his first official visit to troops. secretary panetta was at camp victory at the time of the attack discussing an increase in violence against the u.s. troops as they prepare to leave iraq. >> my first responsibility as secretary of defense, the first responsibility offer commanders is to make sure that we do everything necessary to protect you. and we are going to do that. >> all right. nbc's chief pentagon correspondent jim is live in baghdad traveling with the secretary. what are the secretary's goals for this trip? >> quite frankly, in terms of the violence that is now directed specifically at u.s. troops here in iraq, 15 american soldiers were killed last month and one soldier here told me this morning, they're coming at us. and the question is, what can the u.s. do about it? extremists, according to leon panetta, iraqi extremists are using sophisticated weapons supplied by them by iran. so what panetta has said is that, you know, trying to put pressure on iran
Jul 21, 2011 7:00am EDT
past life. let us thank you, savannah. we appreciate that. finally we have richard engle who's going to walk out wyatt. there's what wyatt looked like in the shelter. >> richard is -- richard? wyatt is a beautiful german shepherd. wyatt was tied to the front of a police station. it's illegal to abandon an animal. keep that in mind, you have to give up the pay and bring it to your local shelter. maybe they thought he was going to be a good police dog and that's why they did it. it is illegal. this dog is gentle. >> 2 or 3 years old? >> 3 years old. great disposition. walks well on leash. >> so calm, well trained. >> all the rest come on out. thank you very much. lots more dogs available at the shelter. we're back. >>> tomorrow -- cee lo green, the lady killer. live. >> you can't miss it! >> the toyota summer concert series only on "today" on nbc. >> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. it is a mystery as to what caused a dozen people to become sick at the bottle mcdonald house downtown. nine adults and three childre
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